Author Archives: Kristen

  • A Reflection

    This is me in my little bookstore this morning, with my partner Lucky and our four year old Vega helping unpack books and do a little tidy up. You don’t see my face much on here, which is intentional. For me Squishy was always about creating a space where small people, young adults and grown …

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  • Family – A Discussion with Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson

    A couple of weeks ago we had the absolute joy of hosting Sue Lawson and Aunty Fay Muir to read their book Family published by Magabala Books. Sue and Aunty Fay had such a beautiful discussion about culture, language, family systems and connectedness to country that Lucky went through and edited the zoom recording to …

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  • Love Your Bookshop Day 2020 Colouring In

    October 3rd is Love Your Book Shop Day! It’s the day book shop owners get to celebrate all of the lovely folks who come into our shops, while book lovers around the country get to celebrate their local independent book shop. Ordinarily we’d be hosting events and activities in store but given the circumstances this …

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  • Blak Lives Matter in Australia

    A dear Indigenous friend once said to Kristen that there is absolutely no excuse in this day and age that any Australian should be ignorant to the history of our country nor the racism that exists. At that time, Kristen heard her, but it took a while to absorb, she honestly thought that while some …

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  • Macedon Ranges Wide Delivery + Front Door Pickup

    Squishy Minnie is re-introducing weekly deliveries to the entire Macedon Ranges (and continuting our free bi-weekly delivery in Kyneton)! Starting May 25th, the Macedon Ranges will be covered by our delightful team delivering books far and wide by foot, bike, horseback (yes, horseback!) and car. Kyneton will continue receiving free deliveries on Wednesday and Saturday …

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  • Squishy Minnie and COVID-19

    Hello delightful Squishy book lovers, We are making some decisions here at Squishy to minimise the impact and transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Starting from 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) we will be moving online and keeping our little shop closed for the time being. For people in the Macedon Ranges we will do free delivery and …

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  • Love Your Bookshop Day 2019 – Colouring in Competition

    August 10th is Love Your Book Shop Day! It’s the day book shop owners get to celebrate all of the lovely folks who come into our shops, while book lovers around the country get to celebrate their local independent book shop. We can’t wait! All of our exciting celebrations will be announced soon but given our …

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  • Love Your Bookshop Day 2018 – Colouring in Competition

    August 12th is Love Your Book Shop Day! It’s the day book shop owners get to celebrate all of the lovely folks who come into our shops, while book lovers around the country get to celebrate their local independent book shop. We can’t wait! We’re having a party and will have other exciting celebrations to be …

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  • Walker Books School Library Book $500 Bonus

    Walker Books is currently holding a promotion where school libraries can receive $500 of free books when they purchase $500 of books! This is a great opportunity for schools to make their library budget stretch a bit further or to have extra books for award nights – or more simply, just to stock up on …

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  • Andrew Hansen & Jessica Roberts Book Launch – Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard

    When twelve-year-old Bab Sharkey finds a magical beard in the Egyptian desert, it attaches itself to his face, making him the Pharaoh and granting him strange powers. Bab also finds the friends he’s always needed: a pair of undead animals wrapped in bandages called Scaler the Fish Mummy and Prong the Ibis Mummy. But the …

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